Centogene FilterTool Application
CentoGene has launched FilterTool, a web-based application for genetic data interpretation that integrates with the firm's CE-marked CentoCloud software-as-a-service bioinformatics pipeline. FilterTool allows users to display, filter, select, and classify relevant genetic variants identified by next-generation sequencing data analysis. It makes use of Centogene's bio-databank of about 700,000 individuals from 120 countries, which includes more than 2,500 rare and neurodegenerative diseases. The filters are based on curated annotations from Centogene, proprietary prioritization ranks and scores, and guidelines from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. According to the company, FilterTool is one of the first CE-marked, In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR) filtering applications for genomic diagnostics.